Alverda Sophia Brenden

Brief Life History of Alverda Sophia

When Alverda Sophia Brenden was born on 24 August 1920, in Westby, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Adolph S. Brenden, was 42 and her mother, Mathea Solberg, was 30. She married Boyd Albert Riese on 21 December 1946, in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. She died on 6 June 2011, in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Boyd Albert Riese
Alverda Sophia Brenden
Marriage: 21 December 1946

Sources (6)

  • Alverda Brenden in household of Adolph Brenden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alverda Sophia Brenden Riese, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alverda Riese in entry for — Clarice Weissenberger, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farms in southeastern Norway named Brenden, from brenna ‘land cleared for cultivation by burning’ + the definite singular article -en.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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